Age and Gender Differences in Risk Behavior in Adolescence in Slovakia

Michal Čerešník

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Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 3-8, ISSN 2619-9955, DOI: 10.18421/SAR21-01, March 2019.

Received: 11 February 2019.
Accepted: 19 March 2019.
Published: 25 March 2019.


In the paper we have focused on the age and gender differences in the risk behavior in adolescence. The main concept we work with is Jessor`s Syndrome of Risk Behavior in Adolescence. In the research we used the 38-items QRB (Questionnaire of Risk Behaviour; Čerešník, 2016). Research sample consists of 1011 adolescents in the age 10 - 15 from all regions of Slovakia. We assumed the differences in the risk behavior in relation to age and gender. The results showed that the boys and older adolescents have the higher tendency to behave risky.

Keywords – Risk Behavior, Adolescence, Age differences, Gender differences.


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